Cut the Military, Save the Climate


A petition to the world's governments gathering at the United Nations to discuss climate on the International Day of Peace.

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Background:
People's Climate March: Peace
NYC Climate Convergence
World Beyond War: War Threatens Our Environment

The United Nations was established "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" and is now addressing the scourge of climate change. We urge the adoption of an approach that addresses both together.

Since the Kyoto accords of 1998, the U.S. military has been exempted from calculations of greenhouse gas emissions, despite the fact that it burns more oil than do most nations. Wars that consume huge amounts of fossil fuels are often motivated in large part by a desire to control and profit from much greater amounts. In the process, large areas of the earth are rendered uninhabitable by mines, toxins, and other war waste.

There is $2 trillion a year, globally, that could be invested in a major effort to protect the climate, were it not being invested in war and preparations for war. The United Nations must make disarmament an environmental cause. A world that turned away from war would have the vision and the ability to address the danger of climate change on the scale required.



176-200 of 16472 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comments.
16297 3.2 years ago Jane Kirk Erie, PA , US
16296 3.2 years ago Anonymous deddington, ot , GB
16295 3.2 years ago Alan Gerrard York, ot , GB According to Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations:"The global military spending in just one day is almost double the regular annual budget of the United Nations. The world is...
16294 3.2 years ago Erin Cozart Austin, TX , US
16293 3.2 years ago wes howard Hutchins, TX , US
16292 3.2 years ago Alan McPhate Mt Martha 3934 Victoria, AL , AU
16291 3.2 years ago Jamie Page Toronto, SK , CA
16290 3.2 years ago Joshua McKain Scituate, MA , US People, animals, and the environment over profits!
16289 3.2 years ago Maurice George Ormskirk, ot , GB
16288 3.2 years ago Upendra Baxi Dehli, ot , IN This petition doesn't refer to non state actors, defense industries and to the media. Perhaps, a later petition should address war-like efforts, too.
16287 3.2 years ago Eddy Schoolmeesters Leuven, ot , BE
16286 3.2 years ago Anonymous San Antonio , TX , US
16285 3.2 years ago Peter Tummino Lowell, MA , US
16284 3.2 years ago Wyatt Hale Brookville, PA , US
16283 3.2 years ago Lois Schofield FL , US
16282 3.2 years ago Emily Collins Brooklyn, NY , US
16281 3.2 years ago Stanley Miller Elsberry, MO , US
16280 3.2 years ago Steven S. Harvey Lancaster, CA , US
16279 3.2 years ago Mark Storch Downingtown, PA , US
16278 3.2 years ago Anonymous Ottawa, ON , CA
16277 3.2 years ago mark mendoza Cincinnati, OH , US
16276 3.2 years ago Frank Morgan Washington, MI , US
16275 3.2 years ago Jim Hrastar Hillsboro, OR , US I've always been pro- military. However, our
military expenditure is much too high. We could achieve many positive benefits by cutting military spending.
back on our military spending
16274 3.2 years ago William Shirey Decatur, AL , US
16273 3.2 years ago Tia Miller York, PA , US
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